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ERIC Number: ED022237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 15
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Expanding Role of the Administrator.
Gibb, Jack R.
The role of the secondary school administrator can be viewed in two ways: From a defensive point of view with the administrator marshaling the forces of organization, stimulating effort, capturing the imagination, inspiring teachers, coordinating efforts, and serving as a model of sustained effort; or from an alternative point of view with the administrator acting as a catalyst, consultant, and resource to the group, helping the group to grow, to emerge, and to become more free, and being himself an effective group member. The defensive administrator controls in a circular process of fear and distrust which in turn produces suspicion and greater anxiety. In general, the administrator is becoming less defensive and more participative: (1) He is becoming less a controller and disciplinarian and more a team builder and cooperative problem-solver, (2) he is becoming less a motivator and persuader and more a climate builder, (3) he is becoming less a firefighter and more a planner, (4) he is becoming less a conservator, resister, and preserver of the culture and more an innovator, a creator, and a quiet revolutionary, and (5) he is becoming less a role and more a person. (HW)
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Note: Reprint from The Bulletin of the National Association of Secondary-School Principals; v50 n319 p46-60 May 1967.